Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Another day closer

Sometimes it feels like this adoption process will never be complete but I have to trust in the fact that each day brings us that much closer to bringing Sophie home. On January 19th the China Center for Adoption Affairs posted the following update on their website.
"The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office in June 2005." This means our application/dossier has been reviewed and next we will go into the matching room.

Yesterday, January 23, the website was updated with even more exciting news, "the CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before May 13, 2005."

Our log in date is June 13th. So there are 30 days of dossiers before us to be matched. What this all means, I have no idea. The offices at CCAA will be shut down for a week or two starting on Saturday for Chinese New Year. It seems that there might not be another batch of referrals mailed out until March. If they continue with the two week at a time rate we have March and April to go before our referral. BUT it even gets worse... June 13th what if the cut off is June 12th. All this is speculation at this point. There is one group in our agency that has a LID of April 18th that should have, according to this CCAA status website, have their referral the end of December but are still waiting.

All this speculation is making me crazy. It is hard to know our daughter is in China waiting for her forever family. And it is hard for me to know that we might not be going to bring her home until June or July. I was hoping to have some time home alone with Sophie before Steve was off in the summer. We decided it doesn't make sense for us both to be home at the same time. It is best to extend the leave so we can be sure she has time to adjust to the home environment before making the transition to daycare.

Keep sending good thoughts and prayers our way. Our patience is wearing thin.